Dr. Dre's First Week Sales Numbers For "Compton: The Soundtrack"

To no one's surprise, Dr. Dre's "Compton: The Soundtrack" put up gaudy first week sales numbers.

First week sales numbers are in for Dr. Dre's Compton: The Soundtrack. The album moved 278,558 units, slightly surpassing the projected number of 260,000-275,000 units.

Expectations were high for the album, driven by Dre's musical reputation, 16 years of anticipation, and star-studded features. It has not disappointed.

Despite its gaudy numbers, Compton clocked in at #2 on the charts, narrowly missing out on the top spot to country star Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights, which garnered over 320,000 sales in its first week. The next best-selling rap album was Future's DS2, which moved 15 thousand units in its fourth week on the charts.

Dre plans to donate his portion of the album's royalties to build a new performing arts center in Compton.

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